Last weekend I was in the south of Norway, going to a wedding with some of my friends. We were staying in a hotel from the 1800s. From the moment I stepped into the building where my room, and my friends' rooms were I felt that it was haunted. My friend K agreed with me, but we weren't afraid because at the time it just felt like the perfect, cozy, haunted hotel and we were really looking forward to staying there.
The first night I had a single bedroom and nothing much happened except the feeling of haunting got a little stronger, especially in my bathroom. The next night I stayed in a double room with one of my friends, E. The room we stayed in was right next to the one I stayed in the night before and had only one double bed, which we shared. I just realized now, when I'm writing this, that the second room was wall to wall with the bathroom of the first hotel room.
That night I dreamt that a rather creepy man was asking me to do something, or propositioning me for something, like "if you do this I'll do that". I don't really remember exactly what he wanted or offered in return, but I was definitely not convinced and very negative towards his suggestions. Suddenly I was awoken by my cell phone. It was a text message and the ring tone for text messages on my phone sounds very much like someone knocking. So when I suddenly woke from a relatively deep sleep I called out "come in!" I then sat up in bed for a few seconds feeling really confused why no one was coming in through the door, before I finally realized that the sound had been my cellphone. I replied to the message, got one more, replied to that and went back to sleep.
Normally I would just chalk such a nightmare up to my love for horror stories and movies, but E also had an experience that night. After I fell asleep again she dreamt that someone was lightly touching both me and her. She sort of woke up, but was completely paralyzed. She couldn't move, but she saw two fan-like things, moving slowly up and down over both of us. When they noticed that she had seen them they retreated into the wall above the bed. The moment they disappeared into the wall she was able to move again. This is the moment she believes she truly woke up. She raised herself up on one elbow and turned toward the place where the fan-like things disappeared. At that moment the door of the bedside table fell open. The door was of the kind that has hinges at the bottom and opens from the top. The cord of the lamp on the table hung down at the front of it, so that the door catches on the switch and you have to move the cord to open it all the way. The door opened forcefully, like someone moved the cord out of the way and pulled it hard. The part at the top where it closed was broken and the door was swinging back and forth.
She told me about the dream and sleep paralysis, but I did not know the part about the bedside table at the time. I just thought she had had the nightmare and that her cellphone suddenly had fallen on the floor, waking both of us. It was 3 in the morning when the door of the table slammed open and the world seem like a completely different place at night so I seriously wondered what I had invited into our room. I mentally repeated the phrase "You are not welcome here, go away" several times before telling myself I was being silly and went back to sleep. Poor E couldn't fall asleep again until 6 am, even though we kept the light on.
Nothing more happened after that, but a couple of days later E told me she had a picture of the ghost. The picture is one I took of her in front of the bed. Above the bed there is a framed picture. The light from the window on the opposite wall is reflected in the glass of the frame and you can clearly see my silhouette in it. In the shadow of my head there is a grinning face. It reminded me first of a wickedly grinning Guy Fawkes mask, but E thinks it looks exactly like the monster from the movie Sinister, and I have to agree with her.